Oh how things change

I haven’t posted on this blog in nearly 3 years. I have migrated it from running on my Mac Mini at my home, onto a real VPS in a datacenter, but I just haven’t posted on it.

So what is the point of this blog now? Truth be told, I don’t know. I just don’t have a strong desire to blog anymore.

I spend my time mostly playing Dota 2 and other multiplayer games these days. I hang out in IRC channels, even one on my own small network made of my server at home, and the VPS that runs this blog. Sometimes I make a small cool application, but I’m just not that creative, nor am I confident in what I make.

I suppose one thing I can share is my Stargate Episode Randomizer, which suggests a random Stargate episode to watch. It is very simple and programmed using the very light Camping web framework for Ruby.

I know this post isn’t much, but maybe you’ll be inspired to develop some application of your own.

Should okswbot retire?

You probably don’t know OKSWbot, my bot, based on Mozbot, that hangs out in #bots, #classicrock, #astronomy, #flame and #oksw (most activity is in #bots, the other channels are empty) on irc.mozilla.org.

OKSWbot has some problems, like it has a non-functioning Infobot Module (defective AnyDBM_File Perl module?).

Mozbot is not even used in #bmo on irc.mozilla.org, the bot “bugbot” is a supybot.

I have added a new bot, OKSbot, which is based on supybot. I chose supybot because both fedbot and zodbot (both bots for Fedora IRC channels) are based on supybot.

I just set him up today, and I haven’t even gotten used to supybot.

If you might have any supybot knowledge, feel free to share it through the comments.

Summer is almost here!

Summer is almost here, and summer is an excellent time to work on coding projects.

I have a project that was just kickstarted into actual development.

ScriptBot was originally by AMcBain, and was pushed into our subversion repository, and development started.

If you feel that you could help this project, catch me in #bots.

My first mac

I read a story about Carl Nygren’s first iMac. It inspired me to right a story about how I encountered Macs.

At Cedar River Montessori School, there where some Macs from the Classic era. They had SimCity, and that was what they were used for. That was a very long time ago, about early 2000s. They ended being stored in a barn, where I would never see them again….

Fast-forward to December 25, 2007. That was the day I got my Mac Mini. I love it. It runs programs waaaaay faster than my Crapsta laptop.

It has died once and recently came back to life. Now you’ve been SERV’D! by it. (or him. Yes, it is a him, technically speaking. see here. It’s related because the mac is on irc.mozilla.org in #oksw, #mac, #bots, #classicrock, #shoutcast, and #astronomy as okswbot.)

But now this mac is your master.